Bergere Raglan decrease

Another Bergere trauma, I’m afraid!

The pattern says the following:

When the work measures 13 centimetres case of 3 sts on both sides then decrease, 2 sts in from edge as follows (so far so good!)

I get confused from here on in.

Dec 1 st twice every 4 rows, 1 st 12 times every two rows.

Does this mean

decrease one stitch at each end on every 4th row, then two rows after that I decrease 6 stitches at each, then go back to the beginning.

Or does it mean that I decrease one stitch at each end every 4th row and decrease 12 stitches throughout the row every other row?

Or does it mean:

Row 4 decrease 2 stitches at both ends
Row 6 decrease 1 stitch at both ends
Row 8 decrease 2 stitches at both ends
Row 10 decrease 1 stitch at both ends?

Or am I just totally confused?

Steph

Welcome!
These and similar instructions can certainly be confusing. This is part of the raglan decrease so it’s going to be a gradual decrease. Bind off 3sts at the beginning of row 1, 3sts at the beginning of row 2 and then decrease at [I]each[/I] end of rows 5 and 9. From there the decreases are at each end on rows 11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31 and 33. The decreases should all be placed 2sts in from the ends.

Brilliant! That makes sense and I now see how they’ve worded it! Thanks so much for the quick reply.

It’s such a beautiful pattern, I really wanted to work it out.